91-51 Accessory Off-Street Parking for Residential Uses in Converted Buildings
Accessory off-street parking spaces shall be permitted for dwelling units in non-residential buildings erected prior to January 1, 1977, or portions thereof, that are converted to residential use, provided:
(a) no more than 200 spaces or a number of spaces equal to 20 percent of the number of dwelling units in the converted building, whichever is less, shall be permitted;
(b) no curb cut shall be permitted on any street where the converted building has a street frontage of 40 feet or less;
(c) no portion of any such parking facility shall be more than 23 feet above curb level;
(d) no exhaust vents shall open onto any street or public park or publicly accessible open space, and no portion of the parking facility, other than entrances and exits, shall be visible from adjoining zoning lots, streets or parks; and
(e) all such parking facilities shall be provided on the same zoning lot as the residential uses to which they are accessory, except as otherwise provided in Section 91-511 (Authorization for off-site parking facilities for converted buildings).
The City Planning Commission may authorize accessory residential off-site parking spaces for non-residential buildings erected prior to January 1, 1977, or portions thereof, that are converted to residential use, to be provided in a fully enclosed building on a zoning lot within the Special Lower Manhattan District other than the zoning lot that contains the residential use, provided the Commission finds that:
(a) such accessory off-site parking spaces are conveniently located in relation to the residential use, and in no case further than 600 feet from the zoning lot containing the residential use;
(b) such location of the accessory off-site parking facility will permit better site planning for the building converted to residential use;
(c) that such accessory off-site parking facility shall contain parking spaces accessory only to residential uses; and
(d) such parking facility complies with findings in paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(2), (c)(3) and (c)(5) of Section 13-45 (Special Permits for Additional Parking Spaces).
The number of accessory off-site parking spaces authorized in accordance with the provisions of this Section shall be recorded on the certificates of occupancy, temporary and permanent, for both the residential use and the accessory off-site parking facility.